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Shared Island Civic Society Fund

25 Jan 2023

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin TD, has announced an open call for applications for a new funding scheme aimed at enhancing civic society engagement across the island of Ireland.

The Shared Island Civic Society Fund will promote practical North South cooperation and engagement, across a range of sectors and themes, consistent with the objectives and commitments of the Good Friday Agreement. It will encourage and support civic society and community organisations to further strengthen existing partnerships and/or to develop new cross-border links, to build connectivity on issues of concern for the island of Ireland.

The scheme, which has been developed as part of the Government’s Shared Island initiative and supported through the Shared Island Fund, will provide €500,000 to cross-border projects in the first year of operation. It is expected that increased funding will be made available in future years.

The Fund will support regional, national and sectoral cross-border civic engagement in areas including Climate and Environment; Community development; Heritage and conservation; Social Enterprise; Charity and Voluntary Sector, and Sport.

Applications for funding under the Shared Island Civic Society Fund will be accepted until Monday, 27 February 2023.

Full details available on the Department of Foreign Affairs website.